The Mizzou Tigers followed their best performance of the season against Florida with possibly their worst performance at Mississippi State. The Tigers trailed by as many as 32 points and fell to the Bulldogs 72-45.
If the Mizzou Tigers are anything, they are consistently inconsistent. After blowing Florida with a 91-point offensive explosion, they turned the ball over 19 times while only making 17 shots at Mississippi State en route to a 27-point loss.
Missouri is a defense-first team, but when opponents start the game shooting over 60 percent like the Bulldogs did, it’s hard for the Tigers streaky offense to bring them back in the game. With the loss, Mizzou falls to 9-7 on the season and 1-3 in SEC play.
Studs vs Mississippi State
Stud #1: Kobe Brown
Kobe Brown was arguably the lone bright spot for Missouri this game. He totaled 14 points and four rebounds, three of which were offensive rebounds.
Mizzou was sluggish out of the gates, falling to an early 10-0 deficit before Brown drilled a 3-pointer to put the Tigers on the board. That just so happened to be foreshadowing what the rest of the game would look like.
Brown was shooting around 20 percent from 3 heading into SEC play. In four conference games, he has five of his 12 attempts from deep (41.6 percent). If the Tigers can take any positives away from their last contest, it would be that Brown is starting to find his shooting stroke.
Stud #2: Mark Smith
Mark Smith gets the nod for the studs list simply because he didn’t play bad. He scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting. He was only Tiger that played over 15 minutes without logging any turnovers.
He shot 40 percent from three (2-of-5) and added three rebounds, an assist, and a steal.
Hopefully Missouri doesn’t have another performance like this again this season. They’ll look to bounce back on Saturday, Jan 18 at Alabama.